Published September 2016
Academy Information Regulations 2012
Glasshoughton Infant Academy
Chair of Governors: Mr P Wagstaff
Vice Chair of Governors: Mr K Patrick
Executive Headteacher: Mrs B Townend
PA to Executive Headteacher: Mrs C Tonks
Headteacher Mrs A Walker
Deputy Headteacher Miss L Jennings
Acting Deputy Headteacher (maternity leave) Mrs C Wilson
This information is in addition to the school prospectus and school policies and procedures.
Policies which reflect the local authority's model are available on: www.wakefield.gov.uk
Admission Policy - please see the Education section of the Local Authority website.
Ofsted Inspection Report- The latest report for this school is on this website, under the section headed 'Our School'.
As we do not have Key Stage 2 pupils at this school we have no comparative data for the end of the primary phase. However, our latest Key Stage 1 attainment information is under the section headed 'Our School' in the 'Performance Results' tab.
Curriculum- The content of the curriculum followed by the school for each academic year for each subject is available under the Curriculum pages of this website.
Reading-Phonics - The school follows the DfE Letters and Sounds programme, using a variety of resources, for example Jolly Phonics, Oxford Reading Tree, Pearson Bug Club and numerous commercial resources. (See section headed Curriculum-Reading)
Our Behaviour Policy /Anti Bullying Policy - are both available under the section About Our Academy - Policies. We believe in positive behaviour management and promote self discipline. See policy for full details.
Our Academy receives an allocation of funding for pupils who are eligible for free school meals. This is identified as the Pupil Premium of the school's allocated budget. Full details of the Pupil Premium funding, how it is used and the impact it has had is shown in the Parents' menu tab under the section headed 'Pupil Premium'.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Report ( Sect 317(5) of EA 1996) prepared by the school is shown under the Parents' menu tab headed 'SEND Information Report'
The Academy's Charging and Remissions Policy follows LA guidance. See the policy section of this website.
A statement of the school's Ethos and Values is shown in the 'Our School' section under the heading 'Mission and Aims'.
See the policy section for all other policies. A paper copy of any of these documents is available to parents/carers free of charge, within 24 hours notice, for administration purposes.
Sections 449-462 of the Education Act 1996 set out the law on charging for school activities in schools maintained by local authorities in England.
We do charge for optional extras; this includes lunch and after-school clubs (because this is education provided outside of school session times that is not part of the National Curriculum). For more details please see our 'Charging and Remissions Policy' in our policies section.
Occasionally, we ask parents/carers for a voluntary contribution for specific school activities (usually a class trip or to pay for a visitor to school). No child is excluded from an activity simply because his or her parents/carers are unwilling or unable to pay. If insufficient voluntary contributions are raised to fund an activity, then it would be cancelled.
Throughout the year we hold a number of events to raise additional funds for the school, e.g. Christmas Fair, Sponsored Walk. The Governors have an agreed criteria for using this additional money. We also seek parent and pupil views how they would like the monies to be spent for the benefit of the whole school community.
The Governors have agreed to subsidise all school visits and key events e.g. Pantomime. The cost charged per child is after this subsidy has been taken into account.